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Old 01-18-2008, 01:32 AM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I ordered my parts for my new HTPC/Server/GF's gaming pc/ F@H machine I am building. Should be an interesting build. I will add a Bluray later once prices come down and maybe a graphics card. Need to see how the onboard video does first. I will update once things are here and together, hopefully in working order. Next thing will have to be a new Wide Screen LCD TV somewhere around 37"-50".

Thermaltake Bach Media Lab VB8000SNS Silver Aluminum / Steel ATX Media Center / HTPC Desktop Computer Case - Retail
Acer AL2223Wd Black-Silver 22" 5ms DVI Widescreen LCD Monitor with HDCP Support - Retail
ASUS P5E-VM HDMI LGA 775 Intel G35 HDMI Micro ATX Intel Motherboard - Retail
Seagate Barracuda 7200.10 ST3250410AS 250GB 7200 RPM SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive - OEM
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Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 Kentsfield 2.4GHz LGA 775 Quad-Core Processor Model HH80562PH0568M - OEM
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Thermaltake A2331 Media LAB - Retail
Hauppauge WinTV-HVR 1800 MCE Kit 1128 NTSC/ATSC/QAM/FM TV Tuner Card w/MCE Remote - Retail
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Looks good, but why a quad core for a htpc? Also, you can pick up the LG combo drive for around 250 usually. Plays both hd-dvd and blu-ray, also burns blu-ray.
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Old 01-18-2008, 11:24 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Looks good. I'll tell you what. I'll give you five bucks for it. Final
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Old 01-18-2008, 12:08 PM   #4 (permalink)
 
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Looks good, but why a quad core for a htpc?
Went quad for multitasking since this thing will be doing mutiple things at the same time. Thought it would work best when I rip some music or make my movie library. The GF and kid will be using it also while it works as a server and also folding.
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Ah good idea. Ya i built mine strictly for being a media server. What kind of cable do you have? Comcast doesnt support QAM so you wont be able to get the digital tuner working. Me hates teh comcrap.
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interested in the onboard graphics, let us know how it goes
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Old 01-18-2008, 04:19 PM   #7 (permalink)
 
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Ah good idea. Ya i built mine strictly for being a media server. What kind of cable do you have? Comcast doesnt support QAM so you wont be able to get the digital tuner working. Me hates teh comcrap.
I have Direct TV satelitte. There is no cable in my area. I may have to upgrade my reciever, but will have to wait and see what happens. Main thing I am trying to do is get the video into the pc. I have audio. Once I get the video into the pc, then I can record it. Right now my receiver has 2 audio/video outputs in composite, 1 cable to tv output, and 1 S-video output. Not sure what signal the cable to tv outputs. Audio works fine through my SupremeFX II input. I just don't have a video input. Currently I have the video going to my 24" Dell monitor by S-video and audio into the pc by way of the sound card. Works ok, but would rather have everything into the pc so it can be recorded and played back from the pc.
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looks good, but why 2 different kinds of hard drives?
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looks good, but why 2 different kinds of hard drives?

The 250GB will be partitioned x2. About 40GB for the OS and backup files, 50GB for a webserver, 160GB for program files. The 500GB HDD will be strictly for movies and music. I will also add another 500GB later. Only reason I did not use a 7200.11 for the primary is they don't have anythig smaller than a 500GB yet and 7200.10 are cheap right now.
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About the TV. What resolution are you trying to go for?
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